Intel's Latest Hardware Is A Cut Above

Mother Of A Board

To test the Intel Core i7-4770K processor, Intel sent the Test Center an Intel Desktop Board DZ87KLT-75K motherboard with its quad-core Haswell processor preinstalled in its new LGA 1150 slot. This board contains Intel's Z87 Express chipset, eight internal 6-Gbps SATA ports (plus one external), eight USB 3.0 and eight USB 2.0 ports, three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, two FireWire ports and RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 capability. Built with enthusiasts in mind, the ATX-sized board has a "back-to-BIOS" button, POST-code LEDs and other overclocking tweakers. Testers added 4 GB of Corsair Dominator 2000MHz DDR3 memory and installed 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate and the latest version of Geekbench from Primate Labs onto a Corsair 128-GB SSD drive. Results were impressive.

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